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PH5066: PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIETY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 Aug 2021 11:15


Course Overview

This team taught-course, linked to the Centre for Knowledge and Society (CEKAS), examines key issues in contemporary applied philosophical research, with special emphasis on topics associated with CEKAS research streams. Students will engage with philosophical arguments and concepts central to a variety of applied domains, including science, medicine, technology education and the arts. Students will be taught by a research expert in each topic and will have the opportunity to select their own topic for their assessments (essay and presentation).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jesper Kallestrup

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This team taught-course, linked to the Centre for Knowledge and Society (CEKAS), examines key issues in contemporary applied philosophical research, with special emphasis on topics associated with CEKAS research streams. Students will engage with philosophical arguments and concepts central to a variety of applied domains, including science, medicine, technology education and the arts. Students will be taught by a research expert in each topic and will have the opportunity to select their own topic for their assessments (essay and presentation).


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 20

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided via SafeAssign system.

Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.

Presentation and either PowerPoint slides or outline

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In addition to the oral presentation students will be required to submit either slides or a presentation outline. Feedback will be provided orally and in writing.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 42 Feedback Weeks 45

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Feedback

Feedback provided via SafeAssign system

Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAchieve a critical understanding of philosophical concepts, arguments, theory and methods.
ProceduralCreateEnhance the ability to communicate philosophical findings to audiences in spoken and written form.
ProceduralApplyDevelop the ability to apply philosophical understanding and skills to social questions and problems.

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